Lips Of Faith - Prickly Passion Saison | New Belgium Brewing

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78
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341 Ratings
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Lips Of Faith - Prickly Passion SaisonLips Of Faith - Prickly Passion Saison
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing
Colorado, United States
newbelgium.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Doodler on 11-02-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
341
Reviews:
127
Avg:
3.4
pDev:
15.88%
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
12
For Trade:
0
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3.53/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 ounce bottle. Served in a tulip, the beer pours a mostly clear orange/amber color with about an inch off-white head. Head retention and lacing are both good. Aroma is mostly fruity, it smells like pears, passion fruit, green apples, bready malt and some Belgian yeast. Taste is similar to the aroma, it tastes like pears, passion fruit, bready malt and some banana, and there's also a lingering earthy bitter finish. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a bit syrupy and smooth with moderate carbonation. I think it's a nice brew, it's worth a try. $8.99 a bottle.

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4.25/5  rDev +25%

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3.68/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Bruery Provisions

Pours a clear golden orange with a dense white head. Sweet fruit dominates the nose. Sugar and mango and pear make up most of the aroma. There is a bit of bread and yeast without much yeast/ester/phenol. Sweet fruit with a bit of bread and cracker malt flavor. Quite a bit of passion fruit with a little less of an emphasis on the prickly pear. A touch of grass on the finish.

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4.25/5  rDev +25%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

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3.62/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance. Pours a very clear, deep gold-amber with a finger of off white head.

Smell. Fruity belgian yeast and some sweet pears, green grapes, and apples.

Taste. Again the fruity belgian yeast, some light fruits and a bit of sweet grains.

Mouthfeel. Medium+ body with medium carbonation.

Overall. Nice beer for a summer day. Easy drinking.

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a chalice, and the Saison makes a decent heady appearance of a finger and a half thick off white foam, and the body is cleanly filtered, with a nice copper color.

The aroma is fruity of course, with lots of citrus notes, pretty much lemon with a hint of orange. There is a faint metallic fragrance meshed with slight bubble gum.

The taste is a little sweeter than I thought, somewhat in the way of honey with a mild tartness of sour grapes.

Feels full in body and kind of syrupy. The sour pucker factor keeps this decently a thirst quencher for the air conditioning, but there is a warm finish to this brew.

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at the brewery in beautiful Ft. Collins.

I've been looking to try a fermented drink with prickly pears ever since I read Papazian's description of a prickly pear mead. This beer was good, but did not live up to my lofty expectations.

Looks like a saison. Hazy orange-gold, head of white foam. From first sip it's a bit too sweet and sticky for the style. White wine, black pepper, and clove are the big flavors. Again, the sweet body is out of place, but the flavors are nice. A solid dose of earthy hop bitters helps the beer out. But where is the prickly pear? Nowhere to be found. It's absence alone is enough to make this beer a disappointment to me.

A good saison, but there are plenty of those around these days.

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3.57/5  rDev +5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, copper/orange color. 1/5 inch head of an off-white color. Slight retention and slight lacing. Smells of yeast, sweet malt, hint of hops, strong floral, and slight citrus. Fits the style of a Saison / Farmhouse Ale. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of yeast, sweet malt, citrus, floral, slight hops, and a hint of dough. Overall, lacking in appearance, good feel, and average aroma and body.

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Lips Of Faith - Prickly Passion Saison from New Belgium Brewing
3.4 out of 5 based on 341 ratings.
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